Hello! I'm Amanda Davis - creator and owner of Idle & Wood Candle Company.

Becoming a mother in 2019 fuelled my passion to be more conscious of the environment within our home by eliminating unnecessary harmful toxins. This led me to creating my own soy candles using natural ingredients, essential oils and phthalate-free fragrances.

Idle & Wood was created to give you a safe and natural way for you to burn candles in your home!

Our artisanal candles are made using natural soy wax, premium cotton wicks, high quality essential oils, and phthalate-free fragrances. We are passionate about creating natural candles that are inspired by nature & clean living. Each candle is proudly hand poured in Kitchener, Ontario. 

When it comes to shopping for candles, the scent and aroma shouldn't be the only factor to consider. Candles can be made out of a variety of different waxes - each wax having different properties that affect the performance of a candle. Idle & Wood uses 100% soy wax for all of our candles and here are a few reasons why:

  • Soy candles are made from soybeans - a natural and renewable source.
  • Soy wax is much healthier for us and the environment as it releases zero toxins or pollutants.
  • Soy wax has a lower melting point which means extended candle life.
  • Soy wax burns cleaner and results in less soot.
  • Soy wax is naturally biodegradable.

We want you to feel good about burning candles in your home with pleasant aromas that are safe for your family. This is why we use safe fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are aromatic ingredients derived from nature and created using scientific techniques. These ingredients include essential oils that are diluted with a carrier oil, resins and aroma oils. More importantly, fragrance oils properly bond with soy wax in the mixing process without burning off when lit and not all pure essential oils can do this safely.

Idle & Wood uses both toxin-free, skin safe fragrance and blended safe essential oils. We are proud to provide candles for our community that are organic, phthalate free, paraben free, dye free and cruelty free.

Lastly, in the spirit of living sustainably and creating as little waste as possible, it is our mission to use reusable jars for our products that can be repurposed in the home.